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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Shimoda in Japan

Earthquake location 34.6097S, 138.6502WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Shimoda in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 21:13:20 / May 10, 2017 @ 9:13 pm. Unique identifier: us10008ra5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ra5. The temblor was reported at 06:13:20 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 138.6502 East, latitude 34.6097 North, depth = 223.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 223.48 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Odawara, Hamamatsu, Hamakita (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Fujieda (c. 132 900 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km WSW of Shimoda, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.6502° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6097° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 223.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km WSW of Shimoda, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-10 21:13:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-10 21:36:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.391 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008ra5 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ra5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ra5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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